|A cheap sewing-kit thimble, just like mine|
And, those first stitches look like they were sewn by a blind toddler. I found it really awkward. But, now that I'm half way through the waist band, I'm sewing faster, and it's easier too. I'm not going to pack up my sewing machine any time soon, but I'll certainly be less reluctant to finish things by hand now.
Maybe if I get one of the gorgeous metal thimbles like this one I'll start sewing everything by hand
|Yep, I could see a lot of hand sewing with this...|